CM intervention requested on the relocation of the SGPDA fish market
MARGAO: Krishna ‘Daji’ Salkar, Chairman of the South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA), has requested the intervention of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to resolve the hurdles the authority is facing in moving the wholesale fish market to another location.
The CM is also chairman of the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC), which is building the new market.
Although the GSDIC is unable to fund the Rs 1 crore required to level the preferred alternative ground that has been identified to move the market, the CM has also been asked to decide whether to temporarily abandon the entire plan of market displacement.
The President of the SGPDA, who transmitted a note to the CM and discussed these problems with him, said that the CM will soon convene a meeting where the final decision will be taken.
Salkar added that he had asked the Authority to invite sellers in the retail market to discussions to resolve the issues between them.
He said the SGPDA has fixed the retail market for its part, but now it is the retailers’ turn to accept the higher fees or action will be taken.
He further stated that the issues related to the SGPDA building itself will also be resolved soon.